Hazardous Waste


Unused fireworks are not accepted in your local council’s kerbside recycling bin, bag or box or residual bin.

Fireworks are also not accepted at your local Household Waste Recycling Centre.

To dispose of them safely please first submerge them fully for 48 hours in water which will render the explosive elements inert.

The fireworks can then be disposed of in your local council’s residual bin.


  • Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority can dispose of some hazardous household waste types at some Household Waste Recycling Centre.
  • This service it is dependent on what the waste is, and how much of it there is. Please call Tel: 0151 255 1444 to check before travelling to a Centre.
  • Examples of hazardous household wastes include: garden chemicals, weed-killers, insecticides, household cleaning products.

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